One Day by David Nicholls; amazing

Seriously. One Day by David Nicholls got to me.  I’ve cried, smiled, felt my heart burst, romantically despaired, love-hated London and questioned the point of my own 26-27 years (especially when I got to that point). It described everything with the bittersweet aptness and post-party despair of free-falling after University.…

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Facebook statuses, I write.

‘I’m bored of writing,’ I write, into the accusatorily blinking Facebook status box. I drop the words into it’s post-box slot and release them into the abyss. I semi-pretentiously wonder what to write next, as if Facebook matters, as if it matters if I have quality thought out here. No.…

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The Book Club, Shoreditch

I felt like I was in a hipster film set. Not a set up film set, I mean, in a documentary about hipsters? … as in, it was so real, it felt fake? Just, space, wooden floors, with good looking creative types wearing cardigans and thick-rimmed glasses using their iDevices…

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I’m a pointless writer. (Poem)

I’m a thoughtful, flighty writer A philosophical dream Cynically idealistic, honestly fictional, I’m so full of fancy bullshit, and inspired by the same. I make apt observations of contradictory truths and beautiful paradoxes.                   I’m fun and I’m game; (I’m nonsensical and…

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Gamification in Marketing

Gamification: Oxford English Dictionary description (shortlisted for word of the year in 2011): “The application of typical elements of game playing (e.g. point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service: gamification…

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Faltering Fullback, Finsbury Park

A delightful pub with a clever beer garden, full of quirky randomness. The decked garden is built upwards with different levels, nooks and crannies for one or for ten people, with tables close enough together to encourage talking to strangers on a summer’s night. They have a quality selection of…

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Why I write. (My reply to Jeff Goins)

A reply to Jeff Goins, here: http://goinswriter.com/why-i-write/ I write… Because I only know what I think when I write, and I only know what I feel after I’ve written, mused, and write more. I’m closer to what makes me, me. And what I want to say, to assert that. To clarify, for…

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On being lonely.

From the Coin Phrases archive. First here: 7/July/2013.   I want to write but I don’t want to be lonely. I get lonely.   When I have poured myself out onto the page or work in isolation, I look up in a haze for interaction to fill up.   Some…

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